Lean Six Sigma

A program for training and coaching Lean Six Sigma was established in 2002 at the Wilson College of Textiles by then Dean, Dr. A. Blanton Godfrey. Since its inception, the program has taught over 1,000 professionals in various industries, leading to over $300M in economic impacts for our clients.

Lean Six Sigma is a business philosophy focusing on breakthrough improvement and incorporates Lean Manufacturing tools with Six Sigma methodologies. Lean Six Sigma focuses on reducing variability in a process. In a service or manufacturing environment, a Lean Six Sigma process would be virtually defect free. In one million operations of a process, Six Sigma allows only 3.4 defects. Most companies operate at three sigma, which allows 66,807 defects per million opportunities.

These methodologies enable businesses to compete in today’s marketplace through improved performance in their products and processes and ultimately boost customer satisfaction. Lean Six Sigma provides solutions for breakthrough performance improvement, allowing for significant financial impact and quality gains.

The NCSU Lean Six Sigma programs provide government agencies, manufacturing, service, and healthcare organizations with a proven methodology to significantly reduce costs and increase productivity. We offer training and certification for Yellow Belts, Green Belts, Black Belts and Master Black Belts through open enrollment courses or through our Customized Training program. In addition we provide Performance Excellence courses and software training.

Our instructors are Master Black Belts or Black Belts and are skilled facilitators and project leaders. Our facilitators serve as coaches where they;

  • assist in developing a project
  • coordinate the project team
  • facilitating process mapping
  • data collection and analysis and
  • lead Kaizen events for clients